Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Former UK athlete Daly Thompson's slightly' controversial comment :o)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Former UK athlete Daly Thompson's slightly' controversial comment :o)

On the theme of former athletes saying controversial things, I came across this piece today. Daly Thompson was the Olympic Decathalon champion back in 1980 and 1984 and was one of the best athletes in the world in the early 80's. He was however well known for his outspoken views.

In a recent interview, he was asked whether he would use his experience and work for the governing body UK Athletics. His response was...“Most federations are not that way inclined. They’re usually inhabited by people who have been unsuccessful and who don’t want to surround themselves with people who have been successful.

“It’s maybe a generalisation,” he adds, “so I hope nobody gets offended, but if you employ people like me who just want to get stuff done in the best way, it makes them look bad.”

Guess he won't be applying to work with them anytime soon ;o)

You can see more of the interview on the Athletics Weekly website.


Anonymous said...

Daley isn't a very nice guy by all accounts

Anonymous said...

I hate to say it, but some athletes can become, shall we say super-confident ( i.e. arrogant -even good amateurs).